• owner

    Hans, Ricardo, Eric, Manuel and Tomás
  • website
  • founded in

  • region

    Guadalupe Valley


  • Varieties Cultivated: Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Colombard
  • Annual Production: 50,000 cases
  • Country: Mexico
  • Dr. Hans Paul Backhoff Escudero


In 1987, Hans, Ricardo, Eric, Manuel and Tomás, five friends who shared a common dream, founded a company together to produce great-tasting and quality national wines.
All true wine lovers, they embarked on this adventure to create a wine that could be “served and shared.”
With great care and hard work, they consolidated a brand that is now a renowned reference of the Mexican wine industry. Their dream exceeded all of their expectations, as they built Monte Xanic into a pioneering winery, at the forefront of the premium wine industry in Mexico.
The first wines, Chenin Colombard and Cabernet Sauvignon, were produced in 1988. The first Monte Xanic vintage entered the market in 1989 with 6,200 cases of Chenin Colombard.
Monte Xanic has lived through major milestones over the past three decades, including the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1992, toasted with our Chardonnay 1989, or a dinner in honor of Pope John Paul II, served with our Gran Ricardo.
Monte Xanic currently produces 50,000 cases a year under four labels: Gran Ricardo, Ediciones Limitadas, Monte Xanic y Calixa, with a total of 14 wines.
Evidence of Monte Xanic’s quality can be seen in the more than 250 awards our wines have won in international competitions judged by the most exacting juries in the world. What matters to Monte Xanic are the unforgettable moments and memories with our customers. Choosing a Monte Xanic wine is a celebration of life, nature and friendship.
In August 2014, Monte Xanic opened the doors to its new winery, marking the start of a new age of experiences and innovation. The Monte Xanic vineyard is the perfect combination of respecting tradition and using cutting-edge technology. It offers a new and exclusive experience in the world of winemaking.
Monte Xanic stands out as a company that believes its future lies in innovation and quality. After all these years, what’s most important is still friendship and good wine. It has been a marvelous journey and we are just getting started. Monte Xanic has new projects, new wines and new experiences on the horizon.